Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
FXUS64 KMAF 020519

1219 AM CDT Thu Oct 2 2014

See 06Z aviation discussion below.


VFR conditions through the period. Winds will be southerly
shifting from the northwest 12-18Z behind a cold front and
becoming gusty through the day before diminishing toward the end
of the TAF period.



.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 230 PM CDT Wed Oct 1 2014/

Large upper level trough across the Rockies will move east to the
plain states by Thursday. A weak surface trough from the central
Permian Basin to the lower Trans Pecos will remain nearly stationary
this evening before pushing east later tonight as the upper trough
shifts eastward. Upper level forcing and low level convergence
is forecast to be negligible east of the surface trough this
evening, so am not expecting more than isolated thunderstorms at
best, across the eastern Permian Basin this evening. Cold front
associated with the aforementioned upper trough will move through
the forecast area Thursday dropping high temperatures back several
degrees to more normal values. Will continue dry forecast Thursday
due to the better upper level forcing and low level convergence
remaining north and east of the region.

Beyond Thursday a dry northwesterly flow aloft regime is forecast
to be in place this weekend through early next week before shifting
to dry southwesterly flow aloft by next Tuesday. Temperatures are
expected to be near normal Friday and Saturday before turning much
above normal Sunday through next Wednesday.






Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at:

Check us out on the internet at: is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.